Drivers of the soon-to-be-released Audi A8 will have some mighty fine headlights brightening up their nighttime travels. Made up of numerous LED bulbs that brighten and dim separately dependent upon what the car’s sensors and cameras see on the road ahead, the headlamps of the Audi A8 self-adjust automatically. Moreover, the lights also illuminate around corners so drivers do not need to drive blind into dark roads.
However, Audi A8 drivers in the US will not have such lights for a regulation from 1968 states that headlamps must only have three settings: off, low, and high. The Audi A8’s matrix-beam headlights meanwhile have many more than three settings.
Audi says that the time has come for the 45-year-old regulation to be killed. Talking about how buyers of fine cars feel about headlights, Jeremy Anwyl, vice chairman of auto researcher Edmunds.com, said, “They’re considered jewelry, so if you can create a sexier design, they can help with sales.”[Image: Left Lane News]
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